SOLC 2019 Day 28: A Quick Dose of Toddler


March 2019 SOLC–Day 28
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I tend to arrive early at school, so I get to see parents dropping off their kids at the before school program. Often younger siblings are there for the drop off, and I really enjoy watching the family interactions. I also love getting a quick dose of toddler!

One morning this week, I was headed to the copier.  A little boy, maybe three and a half years old, was airplaning happily down the hallway, arms outstretched, blissfully ignoring his mother’s reminders to “watch out!” I deftly moved out of the way, avoiding a near collision. He zoomed along, oblivious, a big smile on his little face. I smiled back at him and then at his mother.

“Crazy driver!” I laughed.

She rolled her eyes.

“I wish I had a little bit of that energy,” I said.

“Don’t we all!” she replied, hurrying after him, another young child on her hip.

As he neared the congregation of bus drivers waiting to leave on their morning route, the little boy turned into their midst. One older driver held up his fist for a fist bump. Slowing down slightly, the boy planted a big smacking kiss right on the man’s knuckles, and then he revved up and kept on going. The driver grinned, clearly surprised and delighted, and the boy headed out the door with his mother hot on his heels.

4 thoughts on “SOLC 2019 Day 28: A Quick Dose of Toddler

  1. Anonymous says:

    Such innocence; I love it!!


  2. honderick says:

    Oh me. Oh my. One of the worst parts of full time work is that I don’t usually get to see my toddler in the action in the morning. They fire on all cylinders almost 24-7 but when he is fresh, it’s radiant.


  3. Amanda Potts says:

    What a great moment. I can just see him kissing the fist. A quick dose of toddler indeed. Love it!


  4. kd0602 says:

    Makes me miss my three year old grandsons even more than I do whenever I am not with them! We all need a fresh dose of toddler to keep our perspectives fresh.


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